Many local poets, reading series, and publications will be seriously messed up by these cuts as will the city itself, which will lose its artists and its soul.
Imagine a city without poetry, fiction, music, art, theatre, dance. Imagine a ghost town.
Here's what you can do:
Attend the City of Ottawa Arts Funding Cut Press Conference on November 18:
10:00am - 11:00am; Ottawa City Hall Andrew Haydon Hall (Council Chambers), 110 Laurier st.
Attend the meeting on November 19th, 7:00 pm, Club SAW (67 Nicholas Street)
CARFAC will host a meeting that is open to Ottawa artists of all disciplines and those who support them. We will discuss the impact those cuts will have for individual artists and what can be done to stop them.
Contact your Councillor
Attend the Draft Budget Public Consultations
Book your time to speak to the Committee
Come to the Council Chambers on December 1st at 10 am as the first delegations present to City Council List of cuts
More information and how you can help: http://arts-ottawa.on.ca/.